Title: An apt rejoinder
Your rejoinder is so apt and correct. The FM talk station host should have had the maturity to dismiss the question posed by the caller as irrelevant at the screening stage itself. To aid and abet in spreading such patently false information over the air waves is sheer misuse of a powerful medium of communication. More than anything else it is the stigma associated with herpes that strikes at a person’s self esteem and it does take considerable time to recover from the initial shock. I hope these talk show hosts take a leaf out of the pages of their illustrious peers and refrain from being a originator or a party to uncalled for sensationalism.